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TABS 6.5 Centre Cab

$ 64,995.00
Plate alloy centre cabin
Hull Year: 2006
Boat Length: 6.5m




TABS 6.5 Centre Cab – what can be said other than “wow”?

What a set up for the offshore and remote fishing enthusiast. A very well thought out and fitted out package as you can easily see by looking at the numerous photos and those with some boating experience will agree that everything has its place and its purpose.

First Impressions

If you are in the market for a true battlewagon of a Bluewater package with low hours, lots of gear then this heavy-duty plate boat must be a consideration.  A large cabin that is fitted with upholstered bunks and loads of storage abounds under these. A ventilation hatch is fitted to the cabin roof and access into and out of the cabin is simple.

The beauty of these big walk arounds is that you have 360 walkability and workability, ideal when chasing the big one when the drag is screaming or when bow access is needed for the ground tackle deployment. Either way to have a big airy cabin and full 360 access is having the best of both worlds. This rig is built strong, even behind our yard tractor you can feel the strength in the trailer and weight.

The Motor

The rig is powered by a V6 Yamaha 250Hp EFI four stroke that provides outstanding and exhilarating performance pushing this large rig along economically and reliably and as a bonus has only recorded a low 109 hours since new. The motor has been recently serviced and JCM has verified the hours by our in house diagnostic testing and also pre-sale mechanical reporting.

This is the original motor that the rig was fitted with from new and when not in use the boat has been stored from the sun. Spinning a stainless steel Yamaha 3 blade prop, fuelled by an underfloor fuel tank with approx. 250l capacity (assumption) and steering is made light and no feedback via the fitted Seastar hydraulic steering system.

For the Fisherman

The transom is a fisherman’s haven with a quality custom made stainless steel bait prep table with built in rod holders fitted, a massive plumbed live bait well, berley bucket, dual batteries and a walk through transom making easy access to the stern for a tagging or reboarding after a swim - we do love the retractable ladder!

Overhead the standard bimini frame was upgraded to with a stainless steel targa that is fitted rod holders and the quality outriggers. Certainly, looks the part and even better if you have enough offshore rods to fill the holders! Sun and weather protection is provided by the bimini top and front/side clears.

For The Skipper

The helm is spacious with quality seating and fitted with the necessary engine instrumentation. Please note that this rig does not have nor include a GPS/Sounder, we have negotiated the low price of $64,995 so that it is priced to sell, allowing the next buyer to choose and have fitted at their cost the electronics package of their choice and the compass will be replaced by JCM with a new and smaller compass.

The rig has numerous features and includes the following:

Features & Accessories


  • GME GR968 stereo system
  • GME GX600 VHF radio with aerial
  • GME GX300 27MHz radio with aerial
  • Dual batteries with an isolation switch in a battery holder
  • Underfloor fuel tank approx. 250L capacity
  • Sea Star hydraulic steering system fitted
  • Yamaha Saltwater Series II S/S propeller
  • New iQ7 ALKO brake controller
  • 3 adult life jackets, 4 fenders
  • New compass to be fitted
  • Reef anchor with rope & chain, anchor storage shelf
  • Bimini top with front & side clears + extension canopy
  • 2 pedestal seats mounted upon storage boxes
  • Rear folding lounge with padded back rest
  • Upholstered bunk cushions
  • Custom upgrade painted hull
  • Huge plumbed live bait tank
  • Underfloor kill tank, berley bucket fitted incl masher
  • Customised S/S bait board including 4 rod holders
  • Taco Marine USA quality outriggers
  • Overhead S/S rod holders
  • Saltwater Deck wash
  • Self-draining deck with stern scuppers
  • S/S 3 step retractable boarding ladder & boarding platform
  • Walk through transom and transom door
  • Bow & transom rails
  • Cabin lining + cabin light
  • Painted alloy wheels, checker-plate alloy mudguards
  • 2 matching spare wheels on drawbar
  • Bearing buddies + chain securing devices
On The Trailer

Trailering wow, what a trailer, this magnificent Tinka Classic MT220T-EH is a masterly piece of kit with numerous multi rollers that fit the hull like a glove and make launching and retrieving a simple affair. The rig weighs in excess of 2.5t so a large 4WD will be required to legally tow.

The trailer will be sold RWC upon collection and the price includes JCM fitting 4 brand new light truck tyres and note the ALKO iQ7 is brand new.


This is one awesome find that JCM is proud to offer the researched and discerning offshore boat buyer at a bargain price of $64,995 tow away considering the service has been completed, 12 months Qld rego and stickers included, 6 months new Qld rego on the trailer, guaranteed title and all the inclusions that our professional team do for you behind the scenes to ensure you purchase a great boat!

Don’t delay, if you have been looking at other great models like the  Barcrusher / Surtees / Quintrex Tridents or the Yellowfin makes, then make a bee line to JCM as this will be snapped up very quickly!

Stock Number: UR6976s
Boat Usage: Leisure
Sold or under Contract?: Under Contract
New or Used: Used
Hull Material: Plate Alloy
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Boats for Sale at John Crawford Marine

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When it comes to used boats, it’s likely your watercraft is going to be your second or third largest investment behind your house and car. This is the reason John Crawford Marine goes to extensive lengths to ensure every boat that rolls out of our Brisbane boat yard goes through a range of comprehensive checks and maintenance audits before it is even listed as a used boat for sale.

This means when you walk into our Brisbane boat dealership, you know every boat is quality assured, meaning you can get on the water quicker.

Private boat sales are great, but what are you actually buying?
Don’t run the gauntlet – with us it’s clear sailing!

Now don’t get us wrong, we’re not suggesting for a second that you don’t look around for a great price on a boat, in fact we encourage it! We just want to make sure that everyone on the water is safe, happy and doesn’t put their boat (or their friends and family) in any type of danger.

Unless you know what to look for – hidden mechanical problems, leaks, incorrect or inferior screw & bolts, etc for fixes – there’s a possibility your dream boat will quickly turn into a money pit.

John Crawford Marine completes the following checks:-

  • Full Mechanical Assessment
  • Engine computer diagnostic reports (if available)
  • On-water demonstration (if requested)
  • Registration transfers
  • Clear title guarantee
  • Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) search
  • All certificates provided
  • All motors backed by Boating Industry Association (BIA) warranty

Interstate? We deal with used boats Australia wide

If you’re in another state and see a boat that you would like to purchase through John Crawford Marine, we can assist and prepare your boat for transport to anywhere in mainland Australia. We’ve sold boats to customers in every state and territory in Australia and even to customers abroad.

When you buy a used boat through John Crawford Marine you get quality and peace of mind. Time and Tide waits for no man – call us today on (07) 3890 2322.